IRON Tutorial

Virtual Guitarist IRON Explained®

  4.7   (3)  - log in to review
7 Videos | Length: 42min 11sec
Sample this tutorial...
Own it Forever
$15 Download
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass
  • image description 5:10

    Power Chords for the Rest of Us

    After a quick lesson on power chords, take a first look around and see how Iron’s GUI is set up.

  • image description 5:52

    Chord Analysis

    Learn how Iron translates notes and chords played on the keyboard, into two note power chord voicings. Some of the Common Phrases are briefly demonstrated in the context of a simple rock groove.

  • image description 6:41

    Working with Styles

    Explore the layout of the Common Phrases and Style Phrases, and experience them in action as they are recorded in real time while triggering an original chord progression.

  • image description 4:19

    Performance Controls

    The Swing, Feel, and Speed controls can alter the rhythms and grooves generated by the Style Phrases.

  • image description 7:59

    Guitar, Amp, & Effects Sections

    Learn how the Thrust and Drive controls interact with pickup and amp settings. Hear how the tuning, doubling, and effects are used to shape the sound.

  • image description 8:15

    Mixing Strategies

    Explore three different arranging/mixing workflows that combine multiple instances of Iron playing together simultaneously.

  • image description 3:55

    File Management

    Discover where the factory data is stored and how to move it; and see how to save and delete user presets.

Product Overview


In this in-depth tutorial series, computer music guru Eli Krantzberg shows you how to get rocking with this innovative and expressive new guitar instrument from UJAM, Virtual Guitarist IRON!

Eli starts off with a brief primer on power chords, then dives right into the GUI. Then he shows you how IRON translates notes and chords into two-note power chord voices. That leads into a demonstration of the Common Phrases that you can use to get creative with your guitar parts.

Eli continues by exploring the layout of the Common Phrases and Style Phrases sections and using them to record an original chord progression in real-time. Then he shows you the Performance Controls, which you can use to alter the rhythms and grooves generated by the Style Phrases.

The final three videos are all about tweaking the tone and workflow strategies. Eli teaches you how the Thrust and Drive controls interact with various pickup and amp settings, and then explores 3 different arranging and mixing workflows. Finally, Eli explains how Virtual Guitarist IRON stores Factory Data and Presets.

Whether you're new to Virtual Guitarist Iron, or you're already an existing user eager to get creative, watch "Virtual Guitarist IRON Explained" today!


Why Users Choose Us

There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.

Quality Content

We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.

Save Time & Money

Our library brings over 1700 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.


teashea
Submitted 2 months ago

very fine

well done



Ben H
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent! Concise, yet covered all the features of the product.

Eli Krantzberg has a such a personable and effective teaching style I bet he can even make Calculus fun to learn! A+ for the quality of instruction :)


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Gudmann66
Submitted 2 years ago

Virtual guitarist Iron

Easy, intuitive and lots of phrases. Lots of nice sounds

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

teashea
Submitted 2 months ago

very fine

well done


Ben H
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent! Concise, yet covered all the features of the product.

Eli Krantzberg has a such a personable and effective teaching style I bet he can even make Calculus fun to learn! A+ for the quality of instruction :)

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Gudmann66
Submitted 2 years ago

Virtual guitarist Iron

Easy, intuitive and lots of phrases. Lots of nice sounds

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

Products by Eli

  • image description
    tutorial video

    AAS Chromaphone Explained

    Eli Krantzberg returns, this time showing you the incredible AAS Chromaphone creative percussive synthesizer. This synth is capable of creating incredibly expressive drum, percussion, string, and synth-like instruments, so hold the phone and check it out!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    AAS Strum GS-2 Explained

    In this FREE series commissioned by Applied Acoustic Systems, Eli Krantzberg covers the expansive performance library of electric and acoustic guitar strumming inside and out, and shows you how to make Strum GS-2 your new favorite session guitarist!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    AirEQ Explained

    Eli Krantzberg returns with an in-depth series on the amazing AirEQ by Eiosis, which was designed with a vision of achieving musical, technical and sonic excellence in equalization. This just might become your to go-to EQ!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Alchemy 2 Explained

    Logic Pro X 10.2 integrated Alchemy 2, one of the most powerful virtual instruments ever made. In this three-hour video training tutorial series, Eli Krantzberg teaches you how to become a Alchemy wizard and unleash all of its power on your music!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Apogee Maestro 2 Explained

    Maestro 2 is Apogee's flexible and powerful OS X Mixer software solution that's included with all Apogee interfaces. Studio master Eli Krantzberg shows you everything you need to know about Maestro 2, as well as how to get the best performance out of your Apogee interface and improve your workflow.

You might be also interested in

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

UJAM is at it again with their hyper-realistic steel-string acoustic guitar instrument, Virtual Guitarist AMBER. In this video tutorial series, studio music guru Eli Krantzberg shows you how to use and create authentic sounding acoustic guitar parts for your songs and productions.

In this Hal Leonard video series, guitar superstar Redd Volkaert teaches several of his tasty “Pork Chops” in the instructional part of the video series, with each lick notated in the accompanying downloadable instructional booklet!

The world-famous Hal Leonard Guitar Method has taught millions of people to play guitar, and you can now learn it even easier thanks to this detailed video tutorial series designed for anyone just learning to play electric or acoustic guitar.

In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, Grammy nominee Alex de Grassi, who is often cited as one of the world's top fingerstyle, steel-string guitarists, brings a unique voice to the art of acoustic guitar with his evocative compositions and arrangements, a highly orchestrated sound, and sheer virtuosity.

In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, Rock guitar innovator Page Hamilton, founder of the groundbreaking hard rock band Helmet, provides detailed demonstrations of his approach to chords, scales, sounds and practicing!

Skydog: The Duane Allman Story is the definitive biography of Duane Allman, one of the most revered guitarists of his generation.

Filled with fascinating stories and insights into the entertainment business, Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer is an intriguing memoir from a man who has spent a lifetime getting extraordinary instruments into the hands of extraordinary artists.

In this vintage Hal Leonard video tutorial series, one of today's most influential jazz-rock guitarists, Grammy-winner Larry Carlton puts his talent to work for you in two areas of specialization: Blues and Chord Substitution, and is suitable for all levels of guitar players!

“Guitar Man” Michael Indelicato has spent over 20 years covering more than a million miles in his search for vintage guitars. Discover why he stops at every pawnshop, flea market, and even the occasional garbage dump in hopes of finding yet another of these coveted instruments, including many of the most valuable and iconic guitars in existence.

In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, a feast for the fingers awaits, served up by the master of guitar histrionics! The inimitable Greg Koch discusses and demonstrates his twisted but tasty take on the guitar in gory detail.

This hands-on instructional book with online audio access offers examples for guitar players of all levels, from beginner to advanced. to further explore pentatonic patterns.

Lots of guitar players know several scales, but how many really know what to do with them? Learn how to apply the most commonly used scales in a musical manner and discover how scales and chords are closely linked, and how this relationship is key to crafting memorable, intelligent solos.

Virtual Guitarist IRON Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very fine well done
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Concise, yet covered all the features of the product. Eli Krantzberg has a such a personable and effective teaching style I bet he can even make Calculus fun to learn! A+ for the quality of instruction :)
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Virtual guitarist Iron Easy, intuitive and lots of phrases. Lots of nice sounds
Date published: 2016-12-01
We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. View Privacy Policy